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Hike for miles or stroll for an hour. In Redcar, Saltburn and Guisborough you can walk without crowds, through unspoilt landscapes and beside some of the most scenic beaches in Britain!

Walking is one if the best ways to experience the true beauty and tranquillity of the area, rich in history and breath taking scenery. Try the satisfying long-distance Cleveland Way National Trail; the route takes you across the top of the North York Moors National Park down to the Heritage Coast of Saltburn and Staithes, with the route finishing in Filey. Or maybe you could stroll for just a few miles along one of the main routes on a breezy Sunday afternoon.

Other walking routes and information

Walkers are Welcome.
Walkers are Welcome towns and villages are places which have something special to offer walkers and Guisborough has recently gained Walkers are Welcome status. Obtaining this status brings a number of benefits including strengthening the town's reputation as a place for visitors to come to enjoy the outdoors and ensuring that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained in good condition, benefitting local people as well as visitors.
For further information and details of walks around the Guisborough area, visit the Guisborough Walkers are Welcome website.

Redcar & Cleveland Ironstone Heritage Trail
The Ironstone Heritage Trail celebrates the iron and steel history of the Borough. Linking Eston and Skinningrove the trail follows public footpaths passing industrial sites. One aspect of the trail is that it recognises the commitment of many of the villages and community groups that are promoting the importance of heritage in their area. Other Heritage Trails can be found on the Guides and Leaflets page.
Download Redcar & Cleveland Heritage Trail Leaflet

The Cleveland Way
The Cleveland Way, opened in 1969, is the second oldest British National Trails route. The trail runs for 109 miles / 176 Kilometres starting from the attractive market town of Helmsley, heading across the heather moorland of the North York Moors, before reaching the coast at Saltburn. From here it continues along the dramatic North Yorkshire coastline to Filey. The trail passes over Roseberry Topping and through Guisborough Woods, taking in Highcliffe Nab. Highcliff Nab is a spectacular viewpoint on the route of the Cleveland Way looking out over the Tees Valley and the coast. It is also thought to be the site of a Stone Age camp.

The Tees Link
The Tees Link is a 17km trail which connects the Cleveland Way at Highcliff Nab to The Teesdale Way at Middlesbrough Dock. The Tees Link starts from below the Nab at the metal signpost.The Tees Link accommodates long distance walkers as part of the E2 European route from Harwich to Stranraer.

Guided Walks - Guisborough & North York Moors
Guisborough is The Gateway to the North Yorkshire Moors. It has access to a labyrinth of footpaths and bridleways stretching across Moorland to picturesque villages such as Commondale; Castleton; Danby and Lealholm; as well as access to numerous trails that cut through Guisborough forest and then traverse open countryside (for example, the Esk Valley, which is recognised as having one of the most scenic train journeys in the country). There are also numerous rights of way that criss-cross hill country to reach the North Easts only surfing coastline at Saltburn. A local couple, Bill and Gill Matthews, have walked the moors and the surrounding countryside to coast for pleasure, for most of their adult lives (as well as walking Guisborough Forest daily to exercise their dog!). They are now both retired and want to share their life long experiences, and showcase this beautiful part of England by guiding those new to the area; or those local wanting to explore further afield.

Cleveland Street Walk
The Cleveland Street Walk covers a distance of approximately 11 miles between the towns of Guisborough and Loftus. Much of the footpath is across rolling countryside following an ancient track used for centuries as a right of way. History tells us that this route was once a major pedestrian highway, probably linking the priories of Guisborough and Whitby. At Slapewath, on the outskirts of Guisborough, a number of railway branch lines crossed and went to various mines; the most impressive reminder of this period is the fine eleven arch Waterfall Viaduct, visible through the trees by Spa Wood. Beyond Slapewath the path rises to give views across to Margrove Park and Charltons. These villages were of a particularly high quality and housed miners who worked nearby.

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